Dr. Lyndon Jones
Lyndon Jones, is a Professor, University Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo. He is the only Optometrist in the world with a PhD in Biomaterials, which was gained from the Biomaterials Research Unit within the Chemical Engineering Department, at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment. His group is involved in clinical trials investigating the performance of new contact lens materials, contact lens solutions and dry eye products and the role of inflammatory markers in dry eye disease. He is also involved in studies looking at drug delivery to the ocular surface and the development of novel methodologies to characterise the interactions of proteins, lipids and glycoproteins with biological interfaces. In addition to publishing over 150 peer-reviewed publications, he has over 120 professional publications on topics relating to contact lens performance and comfort and has given over 650 invited lectures at conferences in over 30 countries, including 20 keynote presentations. He is the immediate past-Chair of the Research Committee of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a recent Topical Editor for Optometry and Vision Science. He has been the recipient of over 20 national and international awards, including the 2013 AAO “Max Schapero Memorial Award”, the 2011 British College of Optometrists “George Giles Memorial Lectureship” and the 2010 British Contact Lens Association “Pioneers Lectureship”.